Quotation Explorer - 'Richard Dawkins'

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakeable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. - Richard Dawkins
The Bible may be an arresting andpoetic work of fiction, but it is not the sort of book you should giveyour children to form their morals. - Richard Dawkins
There was something built into the human brain by natural selection which was once useful, and which now manifests itself as religion. - Richard Dawkins
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. - Richard Dawkins
...when two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. - Richard Dawkins
It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. - Richard Dawkins
There are more cells in your brain than there are brains in your entire body. - Richard Dawkins
Science is the poetry of reality. - Richard Dawkins
Either blasphemy is a victimless crime or its victim is powerful enough to take care of himself without any help from you. - Richard Dawkins
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. - Richard Dawkins
The chicken is only an egg’s way for making another egg. - Richard Dawkins
Nature is not cruel, pitiless, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous -- indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose. - Richard Dawkins
Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off.Note: Dawkins was quoting a former editor of New Scientist Magazine, who is as yet unidentified (possibly Jeremy Webb) - Richard Dawkins
The idea of a divine creator belittles the elegant reality of the universe. - Richard Dawkins
لو كان للأطباء إدراك دارويني للأمور عندما اخترع البنسلين، كانوا ليتوقعوا مقاومة البكتيريا للمضادات الحيوية والتي تتطور بسرعة كبيرة. - Richard Dawkins
It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I'd rather not consider that). - Richard Dawkins
When I am dying, I should like my life taken out under general anaesthetic, exactly as if it were a diseased appendix. - Richard Dawkins
They are in you and me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence. They have come a long way, those replicators. Now they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines. - Richard Dawkins
A consciência de que temos apenas uma vida deveria torná-la ainda mais preciosa. A visão ateísta reafirma e melhora a vida, e ao mesmo tempo nunca é afetada pela auto-ilusão, pelo excesso de otimismo ou pela autopiedade chorosa daqueles que acham que a vida lhes deve alguma coisa. - Richard Dawkins
Religion is a distraction from true education. - Richard Dawkins
Let us understand Darwinism so we can walk in the opposite direction when it comes to setting up society. - Richard Dawkins
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. - Richard Dawkins
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. - Richard Dawkins
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. - Richard Dawkins
Science replaces private prejudice with public, verifiable evidence. - Richard Dawkins
I don't give a damn for anybody's opinion, I only care about the facts. So I'm not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned. - Richard Dawkins
I am passionate about the truth. Passion is very different from fundamentalism. - Richard Dawkins
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